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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Phil Howard
  • Date: Fri Feb 06 22:48:45 1998

> perhaps this is one of the not-so-obvious benefits of running a web
> proxy cache such as squid.  the greater internet can have larger
> packets floating around, and the local proxy of the ISP can deal with
> horrible tcp stacks, retransmissions and client machine with small
> receive buffer sizes.

And imagine having 2 interfaces on this machine, one with MTU=1500 and
one with MTU=576.

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